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YWCA York Annual Report 2020

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MESSAGE TO YWCA BOARD OUR COMMUNITY OF DIRECTORS GREETINGS! Kristy Bixler, President Michelle Pokrifka, We can all agree that 2020 has been a year like no other. President-elect Sherry Roland-Washington, Ph.D. During the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, and as we carefully Past-president reopened, YWCA York pulled together to keep those we serve Kristi Riley-Platt, Secretary at the forefront of our decision making. We have been most Heather Maxfield, Treasurer grateful to our generous community for supporting us during this Claire Forbush, Treasurer-elect extraordinary health and financial crisis. TOGETHER we are helping Carrie Becker, our community in their time of need. Junior Board President Ray Ames YWCA York also recommitted this year to our mission to eliminate Gwen Baker racism as we joined many who called for action in dismantling the Andrea Berry, Ph.D. systemic racism that has plagued our nation for hundreds of years. Kristen Heisey It is a time of true reckoning, and we invited you to engage with our Irene Hudson, Ed.D. racial justice work in a deeper way. TOGETHER we can build a more Debra Lee equitable, inclusive world. Marjorie Mattis, D.Ed. Sully Pinos And, yes, there were many accomplishments to celebrate and Brandy Portonova acknowledge this past year. We hope you enjoy hearing about some Josephine Appell, Emeritus of our annual highlights and we invite you to follow us on social media to stay current on what’s happening throughout the coming year. YWCA JUNIOR BOARD TOGETHER we can achieve unprecedented change. Carrie Becker, President Warm regards, Samantha Peterson, President-elect Jean M. Treuthart Kristy Bixler Rebekah Garrety, Past President YWCA York CEO President, Board of Directors Chelsea Foster, Secretary Stella Accardo Alexa Bejaran Jessica Bennett Korri Colon Kristin Dempwolf Katie Hershey Sara Kroboth Danielle Makrias Ashlyn Oberdorff Sarah Van Vleet 1

HOW WE LIFT OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT NUMBERS 21,678 PEOPLE SERVED* YWCA York was on track AQUATICS 998 for a very robust year as we entered 2020. Our agency then CHILD CARE 469 navigated the shifting landscape MINDFULNESS of our operations very well AND YOGA 923 during the COVID-19 shutdown. RACIAL AND 5,910 Our committed, resilient staff SOCIAL JUSTICE 11,906 provided essential services VICTIM SERVICES to vulnerable populations, moving some of what we do YOUTH PROGRAMS 322 to virtual platforms. Other programs closed down for the *S ome clients, members, and families received more than one last four months of the fiscal year type of service and participated in more than one program. resulting in fewer participants. So, our impact numbers may 1,150 EVENTS look different, but the work continued in critical areas to the very best of our abilities. These numbers represent real people who were empowered, healed, helped, educated, and inspired by the work of YWCA York through the support of our generous community. OUR MISSION Eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity FOR ALL. 2

RACIAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE There is a real and imperative opportunity presented to us right now to deepen our work with schools, companies, local government, boards of directors, nonprofits, law enforcement, health care providers, and other partners. We will continue to offer real, workable solutions that will create a more inclusive, equitable York community. BUILDING EQUITY KELLY GIBSON IN OUR ARTS COMMUNITY COURAGEOUS “Advancing CONVERSATIONS racial equity and embedding Moving toward racial justice is the work of equitable generations. It can’t be limited to responding practices into your in times of crisis, but these difficult days have organization’s work required YWCA York to sharpen our focus and can sometimes seem elevate our anti-racism work, both internally and daunting and often leaves in our community. We stand in solidarity with you wondering how and where Black Lives Matter and acknowledge the many to start. In working with YWCA York’s Racial organizations and individuals in York County that Justice Coordinator, Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed, stepped up to do the same. since 2017, her expertise and guidance gave us the tools to bring a blueprint for systems change Training and education remain the cornerstones to our board—and her leadership, as part of our of our racial justice work. A series of “courageous equity training team—has helped us identify and conversations” were held to help our community start to move through the deep work of changing become more comfortable with the discomfort our practices at every level of operation. As Dr. of talking about racism. In small groups, we came Monea tells us, ‘Systems aren’t broken, they’re together to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on our built.’ Her guidance is helping us re-build the community of color, racial trauma and PTSD, allyship Cultural Alliance into an equitable organization and anti-racism. In looking for more substantive brick by brick.” tools to fight injustice, a virtual 14-day racial equity immersion titled “Awakening” was offered to those Kelley Gibson, President, ready to engage in a meaningful way. Cultural Alliance of York County RACIAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE HIGHLIGHTS - L eadership Summit brought 95 high school - U ptown Rotary Club sponsored a Courageous students together to learn how to engage as Conversation and collected school and racial justice advocates and take action. personal care supplies for students at the Lincoln Charter School. 3 - Y WCA York was represented on WITF’s Racial Justice series with Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed speaking on understanding systemic racism.

WHAT WOMEN WANT Everyone is welcome at YWCA WOMEN ARTEY York! At the same time, we must AND WEALTH GRACE QU acknowledge the continued commitment to place women “We are a goal-oriented CONSCIOUSNESS and girls at the forefront of our society and set goals in many RAISING work, as disparities still have aspects of our lives, however, to be addressed. Women’s when it comes to finances, our YWCA York’s Junior Board empowerment may look very tendency is to not set firm goals demonstrated their unstoppable different from when YWCA York and bury our heads in the sand. leadership by bringing The opened its doors in 1891, but I love this quote, because I feel Vagina Monologues back to the need to provide education, it captures financial literacy and the stage to show that art safe housing, connection, and empowerment: has the power to transform advancement continues to this day. consciousness. Sponsored ‘The habit of saving is itself by UPMC, the performances Last fall we conducted a survey an education; it fosters every explored the intersection of race, to uncover the issues important virtue, teaches self-denial, class and gender. Laurin Gross, to York County women and then cultivates the sense of order, a former Junior Board president, reported out on the results at trains to forethought, and so was honored with the Young our What Women Want event, broadens the mind.’ Women’s Leadership Award for sponsored by Highmark. Topics – T.T. Munger” her dedication to our mission and included finding balance in our her efforts to make Walk a Mile day to day lives, navigating the G race T. Quartey, CPA, MBA, in Her Shoes our most popular roles women play, and learning Owner, Grace & Associates LLC fundraising event. more about wealth building. What Women Want panelist Our speakers, Christen Coscia, Shawn Fink and Grace Quartey shared their wisdom and offered concrete solutions for enhancing the lives of women. #YWCAYORK VIRTUAL 5K Our virtual Race Against Racism 5K, sponsored by White Rose Credit Union, resonated with our community and produced a strong turnout, lifting us over our fundraising goal. We saw that the commitment was there, regardless of our ability to gather in person, and we were grateful for the support. - Jane Tucker, co-founder of ACCESS York, - Neida Lau received a national award from Girls received the Dorrie Leader Advocacy Award as on the Run for her dedication to our GOTR a pioneer for domestic violence advocacy. program, serving as a coach and advisory committee member, and raising $5000 when she ran in the Boston Marathon. 4

CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS LEARNING YWCA York offers empowering child care and early learning programs accredited PINI CREATING APRIL COLLI at the highest-levels through NAEYC and Keystone Stars. We were excited to ER reopen our programs in early June, following the COVID-19 shutdown and LIFELONG HABITS our kiddos were thrilled to be back! Our day camp program took place at our downtown location this summer, and we can’t wait to return to Camp Cann-Edi- “No matter what the world looks On in 2021. Our camp director and counselors creatively planned an enriched, like around you, cooking, along outdoor-focused program that was welcomed by campers and their families. with some good music, gives you the power to put your taste buds Our Pre-K Counts students benefit from a curriculum enhanced by activities including on launchpads and send yourself yoga, cooking, soccer, robotics, gymnastics, and more. Our healthy eating program to another place, all without leaving incorporated learning concepts in math, science, and literacy that align with the PA early your kitchen. What I would like learning standards. Children learned to explore their independence, social skills and for the children at YWCA York to get increase their confidence while creating food to share and explore with their peers. out of their time with Ms. April is for them to know that they are already Our School-Age Care and Youth Programs focus on building skills and relationships great, and that they can acquire the with peers, adults, and the world around them. It’s critical that our young people skills to build positive relationships.” understand their power and their potential. YWCA York focuses primarily on underserved, disadvantaged youth who participate in the Temple Guard Drill Team April Collier, Founder of and the Quantum Opportunities Program, providing them with opportunities to the League for Exceptional attend cultural events, travel for performances and college tours, participate Individuals (LEXI) in community protests, and meet their educational goals. Our Girls On the Run participants learned important lessons of resiliency with our shortened CHILD spring season which we capped off with a virtual 5K. This provided an outlet AND YOUTH to display their creativity and physical progress. HIGHLIGHTS LEADING THE WAY “If hope exists for real and transformative change, it is with our - The Temple Guard Drill Team completed a season of inspired young people. Watching performances with the York Revolution, and participated in Mike Smith, YWCA York Youth community racial justice protests. Director, create that inspiration in - Approved for the Infant/Toddler Contracted Slots (ITCS) program young women and men in the Quantum DOMINIC DELLICAR which provides funding for Child Opportunities Program (QOP) has been a Care Works families and offers a joy. Each day as Mike and his students arrived, smooth transition into the Pre-K Counts program. they reminded us why the Center for Community Engagement exists. - Camp Cann-Edi-On celebrated We took special joy in seeing one of the rooms in our building—once the its 90-year anniversary in 2020. home of a restricted men’s club—fill with the college acceptance letters this diverse group of students had earned. I could envision these people as tomorrow’s leaders toward a more equitable country.” Dominic DelliCarpini, Ph.D., Dean, Center for Community Engagement 5

VICTIM SERVICES PREVENTING COVID-19 shutdown when from our state coalitions, and VIOLENCE AND victims of violence were a keynote address by Ashley HEALING TRAUMA quarantined at home, often Bendiksen, a national speaker on times with their abusers. That teen dating violence. YWCA York is the county’s sole impact continued to be felt as provider of comprehensive we responded to a significant One in three teens will services to victims of violence spike in the need of services including domestic violence, when York County entered the experience teen dating violence. sexual assault, and human green phase. trafficking. We provide If parents and educators know emergency and transitional SYMPOSIUM FOR shelter at ACCESS York, EDUCATORS AND what signs to look for—isolation, complex-trauma services at COUNSELORS Still Waters (Hanover), and jealousy, loss of self esteem, and counseling services at our Victim “Our Community Education Assistance Center (VAC). We department hosted a injuries—they can help address operate a 24/7 hotline and “Building Bridges for Youth” provide legal representation symposium with a focus on this growing issue. Everyone is and advocacy, as well as, cultivating healthy adolescent medical advocacy to victims. relationships. This day-long worthy of respect! YWCA York is In addition, our Community training was supported by Education Department offers a grant from the Memorial a valuable York County resource prevention education programs Health Fund, and open to all to grades 2-12 and college York County middle and high with a 24/7 hotline for advice students, law enforcement, school teachers, counselors, health care professionals, faith- administrators, and support and support.” ASHLE based organizations and other staff. Speakers included our nonprofits. own community education team Y BENDIKSEN of experts, representatives Our victim services team Ashley Bendiksen, provided essential emergency Motivational Speaker services throughout the and Activist VICTIM SERVICES COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS - Launched “Storytime with Lindy,” a monthly YouTube - O ffered tele-counseling for our series for children on how to manage emotions. VAC clients during the COVID-19 shutdown. - C ontinued to provide safe shelter at ACCESS York - Served 242 individuals seeking legal protection to those seeking refuge while navigating stress, during ten weeks in the spring working in person concerns and exhaustion. and virtually, and that work has not slowed down. - T ransitioned Community Education programming - P rovided bi-monthly virtual mindfulness and to virtual platforms for task force meetings, grand trauma-sensitive yoga practices to our residents rounds trainings for WellSpan Health, and delivery at Still Waters in Hanover. of our 72-hour advocate training. 6

AQUATICS, YOGA AND WELLNESS BUILDING RESILIENCE community for our positive quotes, educational articles and encouraging posts on Facebook, YWCA York was incredibly fortunate that our Twitter and Instagram. wellness and mindfulness culture had already taken root before the COVID-19 pandemic As our reputation as a wellness provider grew, reached York County. We worked together over the York County Office of Probation took note. the past three years to provide our children, YWCA York was asked to provide mindfulness clients, families, members and staff with ways to training for the staff of both the Juvenile and Adult manage stress, process difficult emotions and Probation departments. This partnership included handle anxiety. offering Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes to the GEM program (Girls Empowerment Model) which Social media has been an excellent way to share is a program for young women with a history of our focus on health with “Wellness Wednesdays” trauma and loss in York County. This uplifting work that provide the community with a break in the provided adjunctive treatment to the traditional day to focus on ourselves. YWCA York has also programming already offered by the county and developed a strong following beyond our own was well aligned with our empowerment model. 7

TOOLS FOR TRAUMA INTERVENTION “York County’s Juvenile Probation FINDING ED IS MUNDORF began a partnership with YWCA EMPOWERMENT WARD, STEPHANIE, & ALEX York that brought new energy to IN THE POOL the GEM program. Mindfulness using so many strategies to Education Coordinator, Christen Our daughter Alexis was born get her legs and arms to move Coscia, immediately connected with Down syndrome 21 years together. Eventually, she was with the girls by facilitating ago, and she also has autism. As ready to enroll in the Special mindfulness and trauma-sensitive new parents, my husband and Olympics! She holds her own yoga sessions. The GEM girls I vowed not to put limitations when it comes to the front crawl can all relate to trauma and they on Alexis as we wanted her to and back stroke and is very were exposed to a different way develop to be the best, most competitive. We have witnessed of coping and healing. A variety productive young lady she can firsthand what a blessing this of benefits were reported: be. We heard about a special- program is to this population of better sleep, feeling calmer, needs swim class at YWCA York our local community. releasing stress and tension and through parents in our Down being able to clear their minds. Syndrome support group. Bill Edward and Stephanie Mundorf, As the supervising Probation Georgantis became her swim Proud Parents of Alexis Mundorf Officer, it has been a pleasure to instructor, and he demonstrated witness the growth in the girls the most patience with all of his since adding mindfulness into swimmers. He taught Alexis, the GEM curriculum, and I look forward to continuing this unique and beneficial partnership!” Megan Agapis, York County Probation Officer OUR LONG AQUATICS TRADITION Paddleboard yoga, synchronized swimming clinics, swim lessons, mermaid swims, and aqua exercise classes made for a very full aquatics year at YWCA York up until mid-March when we closed the pool during our pandemic shutdown. Aquatics remains a time-honored tradition and supports our commitment to build sound bodies and minds. Water safety and lifelong skills are key to our aquatics program. The pool reopened for our day campers in early June, providing them with daily activities at a time when many of their usual field trip locations were closed. AQUATICS, YOGA AND WELLNESS HIGHLIGHTS - Our Aquatics Center hosted the Keystone - Trauma-sensitive yoga classes for adolescent Games synchronized swimming competition. girls who commit delinquent acts. - York Synchro Team brought The Lion King to the - Yoga for Pre-K Counts program continued to community with beautiful costumes, artistry and provide an introduction to healthy living. athleticism. - YWCA York’s Wellness Committee provided self-care stations for staff during the pandemic. 8

FINANCIALS FISCAL YEAR JULY 2019 TO JUNE 2020 HIGHLIGHTS 1.7% .5% -.5% REVENUE: $7,495,051 1.3% 2.0% Government Support $4,107,661 Program Service Fees $1,205,046 4.1% Private Grants 3.9% Contributions $180,362 Capital Campaign* $236,552 10.6% 54.8% Tax Credits $794,655 3.1% United Way $291,650 2.4% Investment Revenue $306,552 Special Events 16.1% In-kind Donations $96,372 Miscellaneous Revenue $128,550 Unrealized Gains/ $147,447 (Losses) on Investments $41,250 ($41,046) FISCAL YEAR JULY 2019 TO JUNE 2020 HIGHLIGHTS 1.9% .8% EXPENSES WITHOUT DEPRECIATION: $7,164,832 1.1% 2.7% Early Childhood Services $3,203,750 7.3% Victim Services $2,285,536 Administration 9.6% Buildings & Facilities $691,776 Aquatics, Mindfulness, Yoga $77,421 44.7% Youth Programs Fund Development $522,789 31.9% Racial Justice Services $133,694 $191,048 $58,818 DEPRECIATION EXPENSE: $389,381 Outside of depreciation expense YWCA York experienced a financial surplus of $330,219. If you would like to request a printed copy, please contact CFO Rexann Richardson at 717.845.2631 x 4146 or [email protected]. *In early 2020, YWCA York launched the quiet phase of our capital campaign. Any payments that were received in 2020 are denoted by an asterisk. A full accounting of all payments and pledges will be included in next year’s annual report, following the relaunch of the quiet phase of the campaign in early 2021. 9

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT $49,999 and above UPMC Ralph K. & Mable M. Kise Diocese of Harrisburg UPMC, Pinnacle Memorial Fund, YCCF Mieke & John Driscoll PeoplesBank, A Codorus White Rose Leadership Margaret ‘Peggy’ Knoch Emigsville Otterbein Valley Company York County Convention & Memorial Fund, YCCF United Methodist Church United Way of York County Visitors Bureau Ruby Martin Empire Education Group The York Water Company John D. & Kathryn W. Heather Maxfield* Family Clothes Tree Zimmerman Fund, YCCF Frances McCabe* Fred C. Fay II $25,000 - $49,999 McNees, Wallace & Nurick Martha Frankenberry $1,000 - $4,999 Harry Miller Charitable Trust Glatfelter The Donley Foundation Stephanie & Scott Newcomer Lisa & Mike Glezer Stewart Gilbert II, LLC Action Church New Standard Corporation Greek Ladies Philoptochos M&T Bank Gerald Altland Normandie Ridge Auxillary Catherine Grove* Northwest Bank Assembly OSS Health Beverly & Richard Heilman Powder Mill Foundation B.D. Social Club Penn State York Vincent Henry J. William Warehime Foundation Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP RAYAC Foundation Doug Keith Nikki Bardin* RKL, LLP Karen & Roderick A. LaFountain $10,000 - $24,999 W. Robert Berkebile Rooster Social Club Leadership York Kristin & Doug Berman Deborah & Chad Rutter Dr. Marjorie Mattis Louis J Appell III Kristy & Bryan Bixler* Dana Schmidt* Allison Meckley The Betty & Leo Balzereit Sheamus Bonner Matthew Schutthers Dave & Betsy Meckley Foundation Marsha Bornt MD Shipment Trackers Family Fund, YCCF Chreston K Briggs Trust Account Robert A. Bowen* The Bruce R. & Madelyn G. Kendall & Eric Menzer Susan & Randy Byrnes* Johanna Brown Snyder Foundation Mt. Zion Lodge No 74 I.O.O.F. Community Impact Foundation C.S. Davidson, Inc. Stambaugh Ness Must Have Chocolate Dallmeyer Family Fund, YCCF CGA Law Firm, PC Wendell Staub Pennex Aluminum Graham Capital Company Collens-Wagner Agency, Inc. Memorial Scramble Timothye C Pinkerton Memorial Health Barbara & Robert Constable* Debra Stock Fund for Rexann Richardson Foundation, YCCF Walter & Bessie Cooper YWCA York, YCCF Kristi Riley-Platt Rite Aid Foundation Charitable Trust Stronger Youth Brands LLC Frances Polk Sue C. & John C. Schmidt* Tracey & Brian Crowl Bess Spiva Timmons Brandy Portonova WellSpan Health Louise Deane Trust Foundation (Sabol/Portonova Family) York County Community Marty DeRose Angel Unitarian Universalist Donna & Robert Pullo Foundation (YCCF) Scholarship Fund, YCCF Congregation of York Leah G Pritchett York Traditions Bank Jennifer Marie Dettinger Joseph Wagman R. S. Mowery & Sons, Inc. Charles & Alma Diehl Walmart Foundation Rost & Associates $5,000 - $9,999 Family Fund, YCCF Weis Markets Inc. Constance & Basil Shorb Deborah Dunn White Rose Credit Union Elizabeth Shorb Angela Ang-Alhadeff & Charles G. Eyster Fund, YCCF Woman’s Club of York Paul & Margie Smith Joseph Alhadeff MD* Melodie & John Eyster Barbara Woodmansee Charitable Foundation Assurant First Energy Foundation Domestic Violence, YCCF Margaret Z. Swartz Avalon Insurance Company The Foundation for Jenny Zimmerman Union Lutheran Marty & George Hodges Enhancing Communities USA Artistic Swimming Johnson Controls Fulton Bank, York Division $500 - $999 Edward & Sally Wagman Nancy MacEslin Estate Grace United Methodist Church Family Fund, YCCF Martin Foot & Ankle Center Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc. Laura Bankos-Kury* Carol & Rich Wagman Henry L. & Margaret S. Ruth & Jacob Hershey The Cathy & John Carson Bobbi Wherley Mummert Memorial Fund Bob Hoffman Foundation Fund, ACCF York College of Pennsylvania Keith Noll Sarah A. K. Hoober Trust Charm City Movers Business York Endodontics PC Orrstown Bank Sarah Howell Cross Roads York Revolution Michelle Pokrifka & John Klinedinst* United Methodist Church Community Fund, YCCF Benjamin Pratt* Jean & Lanny Laughman Sandra Cunningham-Henise York Women’s Association George & Josephine Schmidt LCBC Linda & David Davidson Memorial Fund, YCCF Elizabeth Dellinger TJX Foundation Jane & Don Dellinger Jean M. Treuthart* AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT! 10

CELEBRATING OUR ROCK STAR STAFF We deliver programs and services out of many locations around 320 East Market Street the county with a staff of 150 incredible people who have York, PA 17403 dedicated their professional lives to our mission. They are the 717.845.2631 change agents of YWCA York and we value how they deploy their talents and strengths to transform our community. Weekly Zoom meetings with our staff kept us connected as One YW even though we were separated for several months. They persevered while adapting to constant change and stress through a period of diminishing resources, always placing those we serve front and center. THANK YOU to our YWCA York family for your talents, compassion, and commitment! LIFTING OUR COMMUNITY—TOGETHER! YWCA York improves lives, inspires lasting change, and builds a stronger York County community—and we are working with more purpose and drive than ever before. We know that when one person is uplifted, they uplift others. We proudly bring about real change day after day, powered by our many donors, partners, and supporters. 24-HOUR CONFIDENTIAL CRISIS LINES: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SEXUAL ASSAULT 800.262.8444 800.422.3204 YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, strengthening families, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. design by:

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